Boris   Evelson

Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

Previous Work Experience

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product and marketing strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse.

Education

Boris holds a degree in music education from Moscow Gnessin School Of Music, Russia.

Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

Previous Work Experience

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product and marketing strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse.

Education

Boris holds a degree in music education from Moscow Gnessin School Of Music, Russia.

Boris Evelson's Research

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Emerging Technology Spotlight: Natural Language Generation

    Natural Language Generation Gives Human-Computer Interfaces The Gift Of Gab

    October 9, 2018 Brandon Purcell, Boris Evelson

    Companies are using natural language generation (NLG) to create written reports, explain visualizations in business intelligence (BI) tools, and develop chatbots and voice assistants that interact with customers. CIOs and business technology leaders should read this report to learn more about how NLG is developing artificially intelligent systems that "speak" to users.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Natural Language Generation (NLG) Technologies, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 12 Providers

    September 24, 2018Boris Evelson, Christian Austin

    A picture isn't always worth a thousand words. Even with the slickest dashboards, clients ask us, "Can't somebody just explain what the numbers mean to an executive?" Further, a human can't possibly scan through thousands of documents, categorize them, and write summaries of each. Different use case, but same problem. These are just some of the use cases for emerging natural language generation (NLG) technology. This report for AD&D pros outlines this nascent market, featuring 12 vendors with native capabilities and multiple established vendors offering NLG.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Look To Four Use Case Categories To Push RPA And AI Convergence

    Text Analytics Leads The Way

    August 9, 2018 Craig Le Clair, Boris Evelson

    Even Forrester's ambitious growth projections for robotic process automation (RPA) are being exceeded. Why? New AI building blocks now drive greater value. This report highlights four use cases: analytics that solves nagging platform issues; chatbots that boss around RPA bots; IoT events that trigger digital workers; and, most popularly, text analytics that lifts RPA's value right now. Enterprise architects should read this report to understand AI and RPA progress and the text analytics scenarios; we also provide process and vendor selection guidance.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: AI-Based Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2018

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 14, 2018Boris Evelson

    In our 22-criteria evaluation of AI-based text analytics platforms providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Attivio, Clarabridge, EPAM Systems, Expert System, IBM, Micro Focus, OpenText, and SAS — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on text analytics initiatives make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: AI-Based Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 34 Text Analytics Platforms

    April 4, 2018Boris Evelson

    You can use AI-based text analytics platforms to improve customer acquisition, service, and retention; manage governance and risk; and gain efficiencies with RPA. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to choose a platform from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on text analytics initiatives should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from an AI-based text analytics platform provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

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